Voter Registration Provision in Higher Education Amendments of 1998
Pub. L. No. 105-244, 112 Stat. 1581 (1998) and 20 U.S.C. § 1094(a)(23)(A)
In states with a voter registration requirement, the institution must request voter registration forms from the state 120 days prior to the deadline for registering to vote and make the forms "widely available" to each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution. This requirement may be satisfied by providing students with a link to state online registration forms. This requirement applies to all primaries and elections for federal office and state gubernatorial elections.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
20 U.S.C. § 1232g(e); 34 CFR § 99.7 and distribution also referred to in 20 U.S.C. § 1092(a)
Each educational agency or institution shall annually notify students currently in attendance, of their rights under FERPA. Notification of these rights concurrent with fall registration is suggested, as the student needs to be notified of his/her opportunity to place a hold on release of directory information.